Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
Welcome. I'm Dr. Sandy Andrews, Ph.D., clinical psychologist in Austin, Texas. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My intent here is to share some of what I know about clinical psychology, CBT in particular, and perspectives gained from across the couch. If you think you might want to set up an appointment, please put the word "appt" in the subject of your email. Ask me about therapy sessions while trail walking. We can "walk it out" rather than be confined to sitting indoors. Insurance generally does not cover therapy outside the office, however.